Seifu Yohei I Edo Kyoto Pottery Japanese Hanging Vase
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1900: Item # 1177162
PO Box 456
Allen, TX 75013
Seifu Yohei I (1803 - 1861)
According to Captain Frank Brinkley's book, Japan: It's History Arts and Literature (Vol. 8, pg. 226), Seifu Yohei I was born in Gojozaka, the son of a bookseller. He moved to Kyoto where he studied under Dohachi II and opened his own factory in 1844. Brinkley states that Seifu I manufactured both pottery and porcelain.
Notice how the maple leaves wrap perfectly around the right edge of the vase.
Height: 4.75 inches
Width: 2.25 inches
Age: Edo (1844 - 1861)
Mark: Impressed Seifu (This mark is attributed to Seifu I by Capt. Brinkley & in Kazuo Seki's book, "Kyoto Ceramist Seifu Yohei III" - See images 8,9 & 10)
Condition: Very good